2014

BCCJ People

Dec. 19, 2014 | Leaders

The jam in the doughnutLori Henderson MBE, BCCJ Executive Director  As 2014 draws to a close, we reflect on a record-breaking year at the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ). None of the results would be possible without the commitment and energy of our people. Recognising staffIn January, Sarah Firth joined the BCCJ as membership and marketing ... Read more

Energised by Success (President's Message, Dec 2014)

Dec. 19, 2014 | Leaders

Thanks to players in British Business Awards David Bickle, BCCJ President  We have had some bumper attendances at British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) events so far this chamber year. More than 100 members and guests joined our breakfast, on 31 October, with Michael Woodford MBE, former CEO and whistleblower of Olympus Corporation. The omens were thus ... Read more

Japan in the News: Dec 15 - Dec 19

Dec. 18, 2014 | Business News

Stories about Japan in the news this week The Economist took an indepth look at Abenomics so far and what structural forms are still needed. The Japanese Communist Party's relative success, increasing their seats from 8 to 21, was explored in the Wall Street Journal. While Forbes looked at 'the real reason' for Japan's economic decline ... Read more

December 2014 ACUMEN online

Dec. 17, 2014 | BCCJ ACUMEN

The December 2014 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online! Top story British Business Awards Others Stay safe during the holiday periodAdvice on parties and travel Economic hope remains Land of opportunity To financial freedom Expo shows UK auto excellence Remember World War I Read the full edition here: http://bccjacumen.com/ Read more

Japan eyes big corporate tax cut for fiscal 2015

Dec. 17, 2014 | Business News

A Japanese government fresh off the ruling coalition's election victory seeks to lower the effective corporate tax rate by 2.5 percentage points next fiscal year, a much larger cut than initially anticipated. Lowering the tax to create a more appealing business environment is part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's vaunted economic revival program. The Japanese ... Read more

BCCJ members join Joint Chamber Bonenkai

Dec. 17, 2014 | Event Round Ups

BCCJ members joined the 2014 Joint Chamber Bonenkai on 11th December at the Canadian Embassy in Aoyama Itchome. Hosted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan, the event drew over 300 guests from the following participating Chambers: American Chamber of Commerce in Japan - ACCJBritish Chamber of Commerce in Japan - BCCJAustralia and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in ... Read more

Abe win fails to boost Nikkei

Dec. 16, 2014 | Business News

The focus of Asian markets on Monday was on Japan after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition won a snap election on Sunday. However, despite the widely-expected win, the Nikkei 225 closed down 1.6% at 17,099.40 as the latest Tankan business survey disappointed the market. Confidence among big manufacturers fell slightly, the Tankan showed. It ... Read more

2014 BBA Winner Profile: Rhino Rugby (New Market Entrant)

Dec. 12, 2014 | British Business Awards

The seventh British Business Awards were held on 14th November, 2014 at the Hilton Tokyo. Rhino Rugby Japan took home the award for New Market Entrant. The award was new for 2014 and was open to companies who entered the Japanese market after January 2013. Rhino Rugby Japan's philosophy is to aim for the top, an approach ... Read more

2014 BBA Winner Profile: KDDI - TELEHOUSE (UK-Japan Partnership)

Dec. 11, 2014 | British Business Awards

 The seventh British Business Awards were held on 14th November, 2014 at the Hilton Tokyo. KDDI Corporation and TELEHOUSE International Corporation of Europe were awarded UK-Partnership. The UK's most important internet hub is managed by the partnership between KDDI Corpotation and TELEHOUSE International Corporation of Europe. A vast majority of the UK's internet traffic is routed ... Read more

BCCJ members seeing Olympics boost

Dec. 11, 2014 | Business News

BCCJ members are optimistic about the economy and their sales in Japan over the next year, according to the results of the latest Foreign Chambers in Japan Business Confidence Survey. And all 17 BCCJ member companies that responded said they believed the Tokyo 2020 games had had a positive effect on their businesses, with 29% believing the Olympics ... Read more